REVIEW: Palmer (2021)

Justin Timberlake and Ryder Allen in “Palmer,” now streaming on Apple TV+. — Photo: Apple Original Films / Apple TV+.

Directed by Fisher Stevens — Screenplay by Cheryl Guerriero.

Fisher Stevens’ Palmer follows Eddie Palmer (the titular character played by Justin Timberlake), a former high school football star, who was just released from prison. Eddie goes to live with his grandmother, Vivian (played by June Squibb), and soon he seeks out a job as a janitor at a local school. Vivian tends to watch over their young neighbor, Sam (played by Ryder Allen). Sam, a flamboyant young boy who likes to play with dolls, is soon left with no guardian in sight when Vivian passes away and his mother, Shelly (played by Juno Temple), leaves town. Though he is initially reluctant, Eddie decides to do the right thing and become the temporary guardian for a young boy who keeps on challenging Palmer’s own prejudices. Continue reading “REVIEW: Palmer (2021)”

IJR Awards 2016: Nominations Announced, Part One of Two

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Today I’m revealing the first half of the 2016 nominations for this blog’s IJR Awards (I’m Jeffrey Rex Awards, but you probably already guessed that). The two legend awards (Film Legend and TV Legend) aren’t getting any nominees, instead I’ll reveal the winners, or honorees, in the eventual IJR Awards 2016 post.
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REVIEW: Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016 – Concert Film)

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Release Poster – Netflix

The following is a quick review of Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids – a Netflix concert documentary.

I’m a big fan of Justin Timberlake. A fan of him as a singer as well as an actor. He is an entertainer, in the truest sense of the word. This fact is highlighted in the incredibly entertaining Netflix concert documentary Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, which highlights the final performances during Timberlake’s ’20/20 Experience World Tour.’ Continue reading “REVIEW: Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (2016 – Concert Film)”